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We are a close knit, diverse, and welcoming Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Newark, living the mission of Christ. Parishioners serve the Lord by serving one another through our faith and sharing the resources and energy of the Holy Spirit.

Announcements

  • BUSINESS OWNERSAdvertise in our bulletin!  Thank you to all our advertisers!  To join the sponsors on our bulletin, please call 860-836-8486.
  • PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  973-992-9490
  • The Facebook page for St. Raphael Parish is administered by Mary Gayle Scheper.  If you would like to contribute pictures or material to the page, please contact her with your material via the parish office at straphaelrcc@comcast.net. “Like” us at www.facebook.com/straphaellivingston
  • The bulletin for the parish is available on this website.  The current week is displayed automatically.  For earlier bulletins (the previous 5 weeks), scroll to the bottom of the page and select the weekend you would like to view.

Special Events

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  If you have a background in English – writing, editing, or oral presentation – you can help our local seminarians.  Check out the details here!
  • Help Collect Box Tops for Education for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese!    We shared 250 box tops just this summer!!  Click here for a list of products that carry the coupons, or pick up a list next to the donation box.
  • Lectors and EMHCs! 
    • The new schedules for the period September 7 through November 30 will be created and distributed at the end of August.  This period includes All Saints, All Souls and Thanksgiving.  Thank you!
    • We will be holding our Annual Meeting of Lectors and EMHCs on Wednesday, September 18 at 7 PM in the Church.  Please plan to attend as we will discuss roles and responsibilities as well as how to best use the features of our Master Scheduler Pro tool to support us.
  • Our social outreach ministry, SAMARITANS ALWAYS CARE (SAC)is collecting:
    • Food for the Soup Kitchen at Our Lady of the Valley.  Please place your items for those in need in the labeled boxes in the vestibule.
    • In September, we will be collecting new children’s pajamas.
    • If you would like to take a more active part in helping with the SAC projects, please contact the parish office and you will be put in contact with a committee member.
  • PIZZA WITH A PURPOSE!  Present the attached coupon at California Pizza Kitchen at The Mall at Short Hills when you dine in, take out, cater or have a beverage on Mondays in August – this will be our final opportunity to earn a donation.  St. Raphael’s will receive 20% of your check’s value!
  • SURVEY WEEKEND – September 7/8:  the PLC wants to know what you would like the Parish to do next.  Look for details in the bulletin.
  • PARISH PICNIC – September 14 at 5 PM!  Come and meet your fellow parishioners!  Eat! Ride the Train! Play the games!  It’s free!!
  • TRICKY TRAY – Save the Date:  October 16, 2019 at the Hanover Manor!  We are starting to assemble baskets.  If you would like to donate new items and gift cards for use as prizes, please drop them off in the Parish Office with a label “For Tricky Tray”.  Thank you!

We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign

  • We are still working on our 4-year campaign to support the efforts of the Archdiocese support of our priests, our seminarians, our Catholic schools!!  This is the final year of  the campaign.  We have already received funds for our parish amounting to $34,562.78.  We can receive almost $50,000 if all pledges are met.  Campaign Details

Sharing God’s Blessing

  •  The 2019 Campaign is underway – we already have reached 107% of our goal with pledges!  Campaign Details

 

For additional upcoming events and special Mass times, please see the bulletin by clicking here.